While the roots of many of the fearful creatures Sady Doyle describes in her book are ancient, the stories of murder by exorcism, etc. are often very recent. It was with this last point in mind that I revisited one of my favorite films, David Cronenberg’s 1977 film Rabid.
Attracted by the welcoming Filipino government, Americans made movies there that they couldn’t make at home. The archipelago became a fertile environment for filmmakers to to let their imaginations run wild!